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Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Desert heat rises
rivulets above the road
a lizard races

    How hot is it?  So hot the lizards don't put their feet down on the pavement. 
Have you ever been barefoot at the beach and raced across the hot sand to the water?  Can you write your own haiku today?  I hope you are having fun writing everyday.
   I had to look up how to spell rivulets and discovered that this is another word that can be pronounces with two or three syllables.  I'm starting my list of words like that, cardinal is another word that can be pronounced with two or three syllables. 
Do you know others?  This is tricky when you are writing a syllabic poem like a haiku, a fib, or a minute poem.


  1. I like your poem. I can't imagine how to pronounce "rivulets" with only two syllables. We have had some arguments in our critique groups about whether "orange" and "squirrels" or one or two syllables. It seems to depend on where one lives. Being from the Midwest, I pronounce "orange" as one syllable and "squirrel" as two, while some of my critique partners pronounce them the opposite way. It does make poetry difficult!

  2. Thanks Rosi, I appreciate the 1-2 syllable words. Somewhere there must be a list off all these words with multiple pronunciations with different syllables.
    Isn't playing with words,so much fun?
    To make rivulets a two syllable word, the soft u sound in the middle is dropped. It is how I know the word, which is why I needed to look up how to spell it.